Envy—found twenty-one times in twenty Old Testament verses and nineteen times in as many verses in the New Testament
Variations: envied, envies, enviest, envieth, envious, envy, envying, envyings
Last usage in the Old Testament: Ezekiel 35:11 (envy)
First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 27:18 (envy)
Interesting fact: The apostle Paul uniquely implements lists of items to convey important emphases. Some of these lists can be found in Romans 1:29-31; Romans 13:13; 2 Corinthians 12:20; and Galatians 5:19-21. Interestingly, each of these passages contains some form of the word envy within their lists.
Bible study tip: Not everything in the Bible is true; however, everything in the Bible is correctly, accurately, and precisely recorded. This statement concerning any untruths found in scripture may at first cause some concern, but those who choose to wholeheartedly trust in the wisdom of God know what this means. For example, consider Genesis 3:4. What the serpent said to Eve was not true; however, the Bible accurately and faithfully records the serpent’s lies. Understanding this concept becomes imperative when considering the Book of Job.
Sunday, Day 92—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 93—Who Is Able to Stand Before Envy?
Tuesday, Day 94—For Envy They Delivered Him
Wednesday, Day 95—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 96—Envy Persecutes Believers
Friday, Day 97—Charity Envieth Not
Saturday, Day 98—When We Were Envious
Day 92: Church Day
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.